New Jersey-based Derma Health is partnering with a holistic skin care center focused on skin health.
The center is in the process of getting approval to start up a new clinical research center and is currently seeking to build a new lab.
The clinic has been in the works for more than a year, but the center’s owner, Dr. Jodi Tuchman, said she was excited to get the approval for the new center in the wake of the release of the film Dermatocracy, which details the lives of dermatologists in a nation with high rates of skin cancer.
“We wanted to bring awareness of the issue of skin disease to a wider audience,” Tuchmans’ husband, Dr, Robert Tuchmann, told Newsweek.
“We wanted people to know about it, so that people can actually start to learn about it.”
Derma Health, based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, opened the new facility in April.
It is a facility dedicated to dermatology care and is staffed by six dermatologists and four nurse practitioners.
The new center will house the Derma Center for the Treatment of Skin Disease, which will focus on the science and treatments of skin diseases.
“This is an amazing opportunity for Derma, and I know it is a great opportunity for the dermatology community,” Tichman said.
“The dermatology field has been on the front lines of combating the rise of skin cancers and we want to continue that momentum.”
The center’s new facility is set to open its doors in 2019, according to Derma’s website.
The current Derma Clinic in East Hills is in its seventh year and was closed in August.
A spokesperson for Dermas said that while it is looking to move the clinic, the move is not a change in the clinic’s mission.
“The clinic is moving to a new location and the dermatologists are in good shape to move there,” the spokesperson told Newsweek in an email.
“This new location will be open for a short period of time, but there will be an immediate transition in services, including our clinic, and staff will remain onsite.
Derma remains committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered dermatology services to our patients and communities.”
The film Dermaocracy exposed a series of cases of serious skin diseases that were linked to the cosmetics industry.
The documentary exposed how cosmetic companies used false lab testing methods and deceptive marketing to convince consumers that the products they were selling were effective treatments for skin cancer and other skin problems.
According to the film, the claims that dermatologists made to consumers were so convincing that consumers were fooled into believing that their products were safe and effective.
In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement calling on manufacturers to remove all products that claimed to treat skin cancers from the market.